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RSC Medals and Awards

The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) offers a number of prestigious medals and awards recognizing outstanding achievements by Canadian researchers.

Nomination Process

Nominees must be Canadian citizens or have been Canadian residents for the past three years. Nominations for the awards must be made by either:

  • a Fellow of the RSC, plus two co-nominators; or
  • the President of the University, plus two co-nominators.

A full nomination package will consist of:

  • the letters of nomination from the primary nominator and co-nominators
  • a 70 word citation
  • a 1000 word appraisal of the nominee’s work and suitability for the award
  • a CV
  • three letters of reference.
  • a biography statement for each of the three letter writers

The nomination submission deadline is March 1, 2017. If the nomination is to be made by the President's office, the process of securing and acquiring the nomination letter must be managed through the Office of the Vice-President, Research by   and initiated by February 1, 2017. 

These medals and awards are open for nomination in 2017

In the Humanities and Social Sciences:

  • Pierre Chauveau Medal: For a distinguished contribution to knowledge in the humanities.
  • Sir John William Dawson: For important and sustained contributions in two domains of interest to the RSC or in interdisciplinary research

In Science and Engineering:

    • Henry Marshall Tory Medal: For outstanding research in astronomy, mathematics, physics or allied science. Focus is on research carried out mainly in the 8 years preceding the date of the award
    • Miroslaw Romanowski Medal: For significant contributions to the resolution of environmental science issues, or for important improvements to the quality of an ecosystem brought about by scientific means. A bronze medal and cash amount of $3000, and an annual lecture series are associated with this medal.
    • McLaughlin Medal: For distinguished achievement in any branch of medical science in Canada.
    • Rutherford Memorial Medals: For outstanding research in physics and chemistry. Some preference is given to any candidates not over the age of forty.

    • Jason A. Hannah Medal: Fora an important publication in the history of medicine. The award is for a book published in the five years preceding its nomination. Bronze medal and $1500 prize.  

Deadline

The nomination submission deadline is March 1, 2017. If the nomination is to be made by the president of the university, the process of securing and acquiring the nomination letter must be managed through the Prizes and Awards Manager, Office of the Vice-President, Research and initiated by February 1, 2017.

Contact

This competition is now closed. Interested parties are encouraged to consult with Danelle D'Alvise, Prizes & Awards Manager in the Office of the Vice-President, Research regarding these awards and medals and the nomination process for the 2018 Competition. 

e: t: 905-525-9140 extension 27419